Behind His Back

However we resent someone... Whatever he may lack...
We should not be so cruel as... To talk behind his back...
We should not take advantage of... His absence anywhere
... To tell our low opinion and ... The hatred we would
bare... He may deserve our judgment or... Perhaps a better
deal... But surely he should not be tried... By just the way
we feel... We should not stoop to criticize... His character
or mind... If only for the reason that... Our words would
be unkind... There is a proper time and place... for us to
testify... But no excuse to gossip or... To scorn and vilify.


James J. Metcalfe

This poem is on page 96 in Poem Portraits Of Inspirationby James J. Metcalfe

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